Mental Health Blog

Helping Kids Cool Off (From More Than Just the Heat)
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Posted by Makenna Clements on

What kid doesn't love summer-time? Schools are out, camps are in, and everyone’s buzzing about the next big family vacation. There’s also that relentless summer heat, cooled only by a dive in the pool, a run through the sprinklers, or a few trips down the (only a little dangerous)...

The Antidotes to the Four Horsemen
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Posted by Mackenzie Sodestrom on

Last week we discussed Gottman’s Four Horsemen the Apocalypse. Hopefully you are beginning to notice which horsemen you tend to use. As you grow in your self-awareness, you can begin to catch yourself and instead choose to communicate differently. Here is what Gottman has found to be the...

Forgiveness (Part 2): Why Is Forgiveness Important?
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Posted by Alan Godfrey on

I do not know you as you read this, and maybe it seems impossible to ever let go of hurt or to begin to love a perpetrator.  Maybe you’re thinking this is not necessary and you feel more comfortable with the middle ground (you don’t want to feel angry, but you’re not ready...